|Updated: 4/11/2007 10:26 am
||Published: 4/11/2007 10:26 am
In a typical interview, most questions will be an attempt to figure out one of three things: can you do the job? Will you do the job? And how will you fit in with the company? Your answers should inspire confidence that you can handle the job being offered. While every interview will vary, there are certain standard questions you may encounter. One typical opener is, tell me about yourself. They may ask what you think of their company or people. They might want to know what interests you about the job; if you can handle the stress or workload. Another common question is what are your strengths, and what are your weaknesses? Most everyone will ask why you're leaving your current job. It's wise to have a general answer prepared for questions of this type. It's also a good idea to know something about the company before you go in. Look for material at the library, check their annual report, or discreetly ask around in the industry. This can help you give intelligent answers during the interview, or ask some important questions of your own.